If I have an article on another website. but I rewrite it and give it a different title, does it count as a new article? I have changed about 1/4 of it. Thank you.
Just explain what you are doing at the beginning of your "hub."
Make it the "preface."
So what if it gets a "team" comment?
That is called manual "article spinning" and this is not a good practice, at any "black hat" SEO rate... Go original, it's the best way in the long run.
Most likely changing only a quarter of it isn't going to be enough to get past the duplicate content filter here. It'll probably be best if you rework the entire thing.
Thanks for your prompt answer. I guess I was unaware of a duplicate content filter. I know that writers on other sites rewrite articles, but I newer knew how much had to be changed to be considered new.
Brakel, there are other sites which accept articles which are already published elsewhere. HubPages isn't one of them.
If you publish existing articles here, you'll get a duplicate penalty, and it will never earn as well as an original article. You'll need to rewrite more like 75% of it to avoid that.
Generally speaking, sites which accept duplicate articles don't pay nearly as well as the sites which insist on original stuff.
Some of my hubs are basically expanded versions of posts on my blog. Would that be appropriate? For instance I have a list of ways to induce labour on my blog but on my hub I have gone into detail about how each one works etc...
It depends how much of the material is duplicated. If most of the words are the same, you're likely to find your blog loses out in the Google searches to your Hub. And if it's a big chunk of your Hub, you may get a duplicate penalty.
Well the words are in different order (alphabetical not type) and just the headings mainly. I tried to change and add as much as possible so it's probably a difference of about 900 words between hub and blog anyway... so hopefully google won't hate me!
I don't think there is anything wrong with it, but suggest you give it another title and change the wordings - otherwise it could be flagged as duplicate even though it's yours.
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